(Sorry for the pictures being so light on this dress….we were working on a time crunch and full sunlight and some seriously, crazy wind. And these were the best we got.)
I have a girl who is getting tall and all of the handmade dresses I have made are too short. So, last week I cut out a couple dresses and I sewed this light pink swing dress up yesterday. I used the pattern below but added 1.5 inches to the hem (although I should have done more, but she wasn’t home at the time—so I didn’t know how short it was going to be). I am hoping it will last through the season, or at least maybe I can add some trim to it but it gets too short.
Other than adding to the hem I followed the pattern exactly…and she loves the light pink color. The fabric is a vintage linen “look-alike” that I found at an estate sale, although I can tell it has a lot of rayon in it, which is great for the wrinkly factor. And the three white buttons are from the same estate sale…..
One dress down, one to go for summer!
Any summer sewing at your house?